26 April 2012

Dems Get Majority Support in 20 Majority Black Counties with High Unemployment

Twenty Georgia counties --Bibb, Burke, Calhoun, Clay, Clayton, DeKalb, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Hancock, Jefferson, Macon, Randolph, Richmond, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Terrell, Warren, and Washington-- all have black populations exceeding 50% or more.

High unemployment in all 20 majority black counties, high taxes in at least two of the twenty counties listed above, high Democrat support, but a low rate of return for blacks and their unflinching loyalty to the Democratic Party.


In 20 Georgia counties, blacks make up the majority of people living there. In those same twenty counties, where blacks are the majority, unemployment exceeds either the state or national rate. 19 of those 20 counties have unemployment exceeding both the state and national average. This data, which I wrote about earlier this week, came from the 2010 Census and the Georgia Department of Labor.

Unemployment is high where most of the black people live in this state. And wouldn't you know it, the Democrats perform best in these majority black counties where unemployment is high.

Below is a table showing the Democrat performance in the races for President and Governor over the last four General Elections. The average Democrat performance in the 20 Georgia counties with majority black populations is 58.70%

2010
General Election
2008
General Election
2006
General Election
2004
General Election
Average
Democrat Performance
Bibb56.59%58.67%45.68%50.74%52.92%
Burke53.14%54.30%46.62%49.64%50.93%
Calhoun62.19%60.67%61.62%55.42%59.98%
Clay58.57%61.04%59.75%60.92%60.07%
Clayton79.51%82.93%68.05%70.46%75.24%
DeKalb74.33%78.86%64.42%72.55%72.54%
Dooly54.83%51.38%49.11%51.30%51.66%
Dougherty65.57%67.21%64.87%58.79%64.11%
Early51.85%48.72%45.97%40.32%46.72%
Hancock78.00%81.30%73.14%76.37%77.20%
Jefferson55.27%57.35%49.12%52.71%53.61%
Macon64.61%65.23%56.71%60.79%61.84%
Randolph55.86%56.98%53.93%52.85%54.91%
Richmond61.17%65.60%49.89%56.60%58.32%
Sumter52.34%52.66%48.07%49.23%50.58%
Talbot62.36%64.01%57.38%62.10%61.46%
Taliaferro67.85%64.95%61.40%64.35%64.64%
Terrell54.10%56.57%54.76%50.98%54.10%
Warren55.58%58.38%47.37%54.64%53.99%
Washington49.52%51.89%48.31%47.51%49.31%
Average
Democrat Performance
60.66%61.94%55.31%56.91%58.70%


(Data provided by the Secretary of State)

A couple years ago, a commenter carrying the moniker "Just A Grunt" wrote on this site, "The fact that the African American community votes overwhelmingly Democrat should be a reason for them to review just what it is the Democrats have done for them."

High unemployment in all 20 majority black counties, high taxes in at least two of the twenty counties listed above, high Democrat support, but a low rate of return for blacks and their unflinching loyalty to the Democratic Party. It is past time for the black community to review just what it is the Democrats have done for them.